50 Shades of Grogan

50 shades of Grogan


Earlier this year one of my students did my portrait for an assessment task.

Two weeks ago she presented it to me and today I received it back from the framers.

Below is the artist’s statement, I might add it is a statement of affection for her subject.

Sophie's artist statement

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24 Responses to 50 Shades of Grogan

  1. Ha #1 to comment – AMAZING sketches self portraits so difficult to do – she has captured the essence of you perfectly ā€¦. Groovy Groog. How proud you must be, how amazing to know that your students think so highly of you. Thank you for sharing my friend – tis lovely.

  2. So touching and so beautiful and those sketches are extraordinary!

    • Thank you Yves, and I didn’t pick the title, the artists little joke on me I think. But they are very humbling. This year I have had two portraits done, this one and the photo for my gravatar is one of another set by different student.

  3. Anja says:

    She did a wonderful job! Such a nice gift.

  4. Gabriella says:

    Nice drawings and a wonderful note from this gifted student!

  5. RoSy says:

    A priceless gift – both ways.
    That says more a million great things about you & then some.
    Sophie did a wonderful job on her work of art – art work of you!

  6. Wow, isn’t that wonderful!! Such a talented artist, so generous, and how much she obviously admires and cares for you – it is clear you have been a wonderful teacher for her and touched her life so positively!! šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

  7. gimpet says:

    The expressions are amazing….

  8. Otrazhenie says:

    Oh, so wonderful. Love her art work. What a lovely thank you note. You must be a truly amazing teacher.

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  10. You have made a difference in her life, I’m sure. We all have teachers who we hold in memory and continue to influence us. My #1 was my High School art teacher.

    • Thank you so much Victoria I found the whole portrait thing very humbling. In one year I had my portrait drawn and photographed by another student. The photo on my blog is one of the photographed set. My teaching career finished on pretty much a high for me. I got to retire on my terms not every teacher achieves that. In many ways it is not surprising that we writers found our best teachers within the creative arts. Thanks again for reading and your comment.

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